I misspoke for Northern VA and MD tomorrow - colder temps will follow tonight's front and highs will mainly be in the 40s.. I hope you got out and enjoyed today! Temps 10 to 15 degrees colder tomorrow!
For Wednesday Night, rain could change to snow. I am fairly certain that most of this storm is rain - after the system we have another visit with cold arctic air but that is all we have as there is no snow chance! In about 10 days another System may affect the region, and, even if it is colder, I would not expect this to be a big deal other than cold rain, or white rain (snow that does not stick) - From a snow storm perspective, I think the 2013 - 2014 season is over! It was a great one at that!
AND models continue to advertise rain Wednesday into Thursday - there could be a mix at the end with snow and a changeover even for some, but this will be a rain system as it looks now! THIS COULD change, but seriously I am not seeing it yet!
Weather this weekend.. SUNNY - 50s and 60s! Just have not been able to say anything that warm for a long while.. ok - tonight a front does come through and there is a chance of some sprinkles! We will see!
Just not much there on models giving us a snow storm next week - still looks like rain - and could be a good soaker. Many trends this year have been to see models make big storms and wrap them up early, only to weaken them and bring them further south and east as the time for them to occur comes. Will keep watching.
As of last night's model runs, for the storm later next week.. the system is still showing up and still looks like a large storm. As of now, this would be a rain to snow system on the models. It should be noted that the system originally looked like ALL RAIN for VA/MD and now has come far enough south to be a rain to snow. Is it a trend? I do not know for certain. Last system was a crazy south trend, so we will see. By south, in this case, we would be in a more favorable location for snow. All for now!
Timeline Photos A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for northeast Virginia, the District of Columbia, and portions of central and eastern Maryland. Expect a wintry mix of freezing rain or drizzle and sleet later tonight through early Friday afternoon. An ice accumulation of a few hundredths of an inch to one tenth of an inch is a threat. This wintry mix will affect the morning commute. Roads will be icy and slick. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect to the south from the Central Shenandoah Valley to southern Maryland. Please drive carefully!